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Saturday, April 28, 2012

VINYL CLASSICS - RITCHIE VALENS











Ritchie Valens (see my post Eastside Legends - Ritchie Valens) was the first major star of the Eastside Sound. He was also the first to record an album.

Discovered by producer/label owner Bob Keane, Ritchie entered Gold Star Studios in July 1958 to record some songs he had demoed for Keane. The result was a twelve track masterpiece showing the versatility and different styles of Ritchie's musical talent.

The album was released in March, 1959, one month after Ritchie's tragic death on Del-Fi Records (Del-Fi 1201). The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard album charts.

Four singles were released from the album including the double-sided smash "La Bamba" and "Donna"

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Soley for historical & educational purposes and for listening pleasure.

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